Thomas Creek Beach

Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor

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Thomas Creek Beach

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  • Trailhead to Thomas Creek Beach.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • The trail begins descending quickly through the forest.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • The descent through ferns can be confusing as some spur trails exist.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • Approaching the roped area of the trail. This is a good spot to check the tide.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • The roped section leading down to the beach. Be careful!- Thomas Creek Beach
  • Plenty of room to stretch out on this unmarked beach.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • Skinny trail through the forest.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • Looking over Thomas Creek Beach.- Thomas Creek Beach
  • Looking down to the last part of the trail.- Thomas Creek Beach
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Awesome views. Solitude.
Cons: 
Hard to reach. Dangerous trail.
Region:
Southern Oregon Coast + Rogue River, OR
Congestion: 
Low
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Beach:
Open, sandy beach
Tide pools: 
No
Wildlife: Seabirds

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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Thomas Creek Beach is a small cove within the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor that is best accessed at low tide. There is no formal name for this beach, but on its southern end lies Bruces Bones Creek, and just around the head on the northern end lies Thomas Creek and Thomas Creek Bridge.

To access the trail, make sure to take the pullout closest to the south end of the bridge. The parking lot is not titled, and there are no signs marking it. Once you've parked, head to the trees and stray right, and you will quickly find the trail. The trail can be nondescript, but it will lead you downhill and moving north along the coast for approximately 700 feet before you reach a steep drop and an assist rope. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear here, as the rope and footing are the only things to keep you from tumbling down to the beach below.

Be sure to check the local tide charts before settling on this location. While the beach may be visible from the roped portion of the trail, the tide can quickly move up shore. Some stacks dot the coast line on both ends of the beach, and Bruces Bones Creek spills in at the south end.

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